Southern Thailand Halal Feast in Krabi
Location: Abdullah Restaurant, Krabi Town main street
Cost: 500 THD (15.53 USD) for a buffet feast for 4 people, proved to be waaaay more food than we needed, but of course we finished it!
To my oblivion, the waitress brought platter after platter of food, to the point where I was positively wondering if the stream would ever stop. Gang som plah (sweet and sour fish curry), gang tay po (fish and morning glory curry), pad prik blah mook (stir fried squid with chili spices), gang ped neu-ah (pepper curry with beef), kao mok gai (Thai chicken biryani), and the dish that killed them all, soup hahng wooah (boiled ox tail soup). The combination of curry to liquid soup to stir fry along with the brilliant usage of coconut milk in the Southern Thai cooking was truly sensational. The ox tail soup was an intricate blend of beef juice stocked full of green onions, tomatoes, shredded cilantro, and melt in your mouth cubes of beef. The aftermath of Abdullah left me satisfied, jubilant, longing for more, and a few waist sizes larger…permanently.